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Grupo ng magsasaka, bumwelta sa paninira

BAGUIO CITY — Binuweltahan ng Danggayan dagiti Mannalon ti Cagayan Valley (Danggayan-CV), ang panrehiyong pormasyon ng magsasaka sa Region 2, ang paninira ng Philippine National Police (PNP) at Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sa Anakpawis sa rehiyon.

Poetry: Tirania

Maris dara ti langit
nga inagek ti ulep.
Aweng ti kaltaang,
asug agallangogan.
Imatang ti ranggas agrurutap
awan sarday, saan a maukas.

Editorial: Department of (In)Justice aka DOJ

the DOJ filed a petition to declare some 600 individuals as terrorists, among those included were priests, United Nations experts, lawyers, environmental activists, human rights defenders, indigenous peoples’ leaders and others. This drew outrage from various groups, statesmen and individuals in the country and abroad who continue to call and demand for the dropping of the DOJ charges, pointing out that the list bearing over 600 names is terribly faulty, unverified and untrue.

Bandillo: We shall overcome

These are dangerous times. The atmosphere is intimidating. I have been included in the Depatment of Justice (DOJ) proscription list of alleged “terrorists.” Now, fellow peace advocates, rights defenders and progressive activists are arbitrarily tagged as “terrorists,” too.

Peke nga engkwentro, imbutaktak ti NPA

BAGUIO CITY – Iti pablaak ti Agustin Begnalen Command – New People’s Army Abra (ABC-NPA), kinundenar ni Diego Wadagan, tagapagsarita ti kumand ti pammaltog ken panangpabettak ti pasabog dagiti elemento ti 24th Infantry Battalion (24th IB) ti Philippine Army iti mano a residente ti Boliney, Abra.

‘Activism is not terrorism’

BAGUIO CITY — Cordillera Peoples Alliance founding member and Martial Law activist Joanna Cariño expresses dissent over her inclusion in Duterte’s terrorist list after receiving Pi Sigma Delta Sorority Baguio’s 8th Gawad Bangan Award during the UP Bagyo: Surge Against Tyranny on Friday, March 23.

Duterte calls Rome Statute “bullshit”

BAGUIO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte called the Rome statute that established the International Criminal Court (ICC) “bullshit” as he called on other countries to withdraw from the ICC during the graduation rights of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), March 18.

Statements: Support for Beverly Longid

The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) condemns the harassment and red-baiting tactics being waged by the Government of the Philippines (GPH) to 600 Filipino activists and development workers, including Beverly Longid, one of CPDE co-chairs, and coordinator of International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation.